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What should you expect if charged with a felony DUI?

| May 18, 2016 | Felony DUI

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to take immediate steps to protect your interests and freedom. When the charges against you include felony DUI, it would be wise to seek the defense help of a Tennessee lawyer who is experienced in this particular type of criminal charge. If convicted, the penalties can be quite severe, including jail time.

In many cases, a drunk driving charge is a misdemeanor. Even if a person is a second or third time drunk driving offender, he or she will not face felony charges. However, for a fourth DUI, the charge will be elevated to a felony. As with all felonies, these charges carry particularly serious penalties. The minimum jail time sentence for a felony DUI conviction is one year, and you could also be required to pay certain fines.

In addition to the penalties that you may face from a felony DUI conviction, you could also be named an habitual motor vehicle offender (HMVO). The penalties associated with this will be in addition to the penalties brought by a felony conviction. We work very hard to help our clients avoid these penalties by defending them against felony DUI charges.

If you have been charged with a felony DUI in Tennessee, it is critical to confront these charges quickly and effectively. With your future on the line, there is no time to waste after an arrest. By working with an experienced team, you may be able to mitigate the possible penalties of this serious charge. Learn about the defense options appropriate for your situation by scheduling a case evaluation with our team.

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